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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 217,000

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by Calculated Risk on 10/27/2022 08:39:00 AM

The DOL reported:

In the week ending October 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 217,000, an increase of
3,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 214,000. The 4-week moving average was 219,000, an increase of
6,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 212,250.
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The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.

Click on graph for larger image.

The dashed line on the graph is the current 4-week average. The four-week average of weekly unemployment claims increased to 219,000.

The previous week was unrevised.

Weekly claims were lower than the consensus forecast.

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